Category Archives: Family

Taking My Wife On Her First Trip To Leicester

My wife Rina may have been to my hometown twice before (August 2013 and August 2014) but she had never been into Leicester. Now that would not be a problem for almost all tourists visiting England but she is married … Continue reading

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On The Fox (Hunt) Trail……In Great Bowden (Leicestershire, UK)

After a day of excess eating on Christmas Day it’s always good to get out of the house the next day and, other than the start of the shop sales, the Fernie Hunt meet is the thing to do on … Continue reading

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Two “Christmas Days” Back In My Hometown With The Family

  After five years away I returned to England to spend Christmas with my family back in my hometown of Market Harborough in Leicestershire. I can’t say I was really planning to return this time as I had seen my parents … Continue reading

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Christmas 2019 In Tokyo

Christmas lights (known as illuminations in Japan) are a big deal in Tokyo and from November each Winter they begin to appear around the city in a range of displays. Having included them in my festive posts the last two … Continue reading

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In Loving Memory Of “Momiji”: A Tribute To Our Beloved Family Dog (Video)

“She’s the glue that binds the family together” That quote above is something I said a few years back as she really did do so much to heal and bring the family together. Some people will probably roll their eyes … Continue reading

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Australia 2019 Pt XII: Dining Out Down Under!

A diet of very basic noodles, pasta and sandwiches got me through the majority of my year travelling around Australia in 2001. Fast forward eighteen years and it’s fair to say that my eating habits have changed. That’s not just … Continue reading

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Australia 2019 Pt XI: You Can Take The Man Out Of Japan But…

Writing about non Japan-related things on this site usually sees a notable dip in hits but I remain stubborn to my philosophy that posts should mostly be about what I’ve done or where I’ve been rather than what I think … Continue reading

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